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RideLondon weekend 2019: Routes, riders, sportive and all you need to know

Key information about the 2019 RideLondon weekend: Route, riders, live TV guide & previous winners

Cyclist magazine
1 Aug 2019

Riders to watch at RideLondon-Surrey Classic 2017

Andre Greipel (Lotto Soudal)

Although there’s always the possibility of a breakaway spoiling their fun, the RideLondon-Surrey Classic is traditionally a race for the sprinters.

In recent years Andre Greipel has been one of the most prolific, with 22 Grand Tour wins to his name. He’s found himself on the bottom step of the podium three times already but has yet to convert his finishing prowess into a stage win.

With the sprint focused Lotto-Soudal team behind him he’s likely to be a threat at the RideLondon-Surrey Classic.

Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors)

At 22-years-old Gaviria has already won the green jersey competition at the Giro d'Italia this season. Choosing to skip the Tour de France he should arrive at the RideLondon-Surrey Classic fresher than some of his rivals.

His former teammate Tom Boonen won the RideLondon-Surrey Classic last year, so the squad know how to race the route.

Michael Matthews (Team Sunweb)

The recently crowned Green Jersey of the 2017 Tour de France, the Australian Michael Matthews is another established sprinter with multiple podiums, but as yet no wins from this year’s race.

His Sunweb squad is likely to come under less pressure at the RideLondon-Surrey Classic and will look to mob the front of the race in support of their man.

Caleb Ewan (Orica-Scott)

Another Australian on a sprint-orientated team. Compared to compatriot Matthews, Ewan will have the advantage of fresher legs having ridden the Giro, where he won a stage, but not the Tour.

The points winner at the Tour de Yorkshire this year, he’ll be hoping for another successful trip to the UK.

Elia Viviani (Team Sky)

Viviani may be Italian, but anyone in Team Sky kit is likely to receive warm support from the crowd. That’s assuming he is wearing Team Sky kit come the RideLondon-Surrey Classic.

Viviani is rumoured to be transferring to UAE Team Emirates on 1st August, having so far been left benched for the Tour and Giro. Although his form is something of an unknown, assuming he doesn’t get snubbed Viviani should be a serious contender.

RideLondon-Surrey Classic 2017: The Teams

UCI WorldTour

Bora-Hansgrohe (Germany)
BMC Racing (USA)
Cannondale-Drapac (USA)
Lotto NL-Jumbo (Netherlands)
Lotto-Soudal (Belgium)
Orica-Scott (Australia)
Quick-Step Floors (Belgium)
Dimension Data (South Africa)
Katusha-Alpecin (Switzerland)
Team Sky (Great Britain)
Team Sunweb (Germany)
Trek Segafredo (USA)
UAE Team Emirates (UAE)

UCI Pro Continental

Androni - Sidermec – Bottecchia (Italy)
Aqua Blue Sport (Ireland)
Caja Rural Seguros RGA (Spain)
CCC Sprandi Polkowice (Poland)
Israel Cycling Academy (Israel)
Wanty – Groupe Gobert (Belgium)
Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise (Belgium)
Wilier Triestina – Selle Italia (Italy)

RideLondon-Surrey Classic 2017: Previous Winners

2011: Mark Cavendish (GBr)
2013: Arnaud Démare (FRA)
2014: Adam Blythe (GBr)
2015: Jempy Drucker (LUX)
2016: Tom Boonen (BEL)

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